Health Days 2019
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
​Introduction: 
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening​, as well as supporting patients with colorectal cancer, those recovered from it, and their families.
Facts:
  • Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide.
  • Colorectal Cancer is the most common cancer in males in the Kingdom.
  • Colorectal cancer is the second common cancer in females in the Kingdom.
  • The disease incidence increases with age; which is often seen people aged 50 and older.
  • Early screening helps prevent colorectal cancer.
Official Date:
  • Globally: March 1st to 31st, 2019.
  • Locally: Jumada Al-Akhira 24th to Rajab 23rd, 1440H.
Objectives:
  • Promoting colorectal cancer early detection and prevention awareness.
  • Raising awareness about the risk factors of the colorectal cancer.
  • Supporting patients with colorectal cancer, those recovered from it, and their families.
Theme:
«Hope for a Future Free of Colorectal Cancer»










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